A great tool to extract text from scanned pdf documents.
Pros & Cons:
FreeOCR is a good scan and OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program which lets you extract text from scanned PDF documents. It outputs plain text or export directly to Microsoft Word format. The user interface is simple and comprehensive with noticeable buttons to operate and a two-pane layout displaying the recognized text from a pdf document.
Besides text, images from scanned PDF documents can be selected and placed on the clipboard.
The online installer may offer third-party software during installation. Click the "Decline" button to reject the offer you may not need then the "next" button to continue with the setup. See our Installer Warning.
Alternatively, try Free-OCR.com for an online OCR solution.
FreeOCR was reviewed by Gizmos Freeware on